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Igor Stravinsky on Creative Constraints

The world-class composer on creative constraints
Igor Stravinsky on Creative Constraints

Welcome to Make Daily! This email contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your work today.

Idea 💡

"The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution." — Igor Stravinsky

Reflection 🤔

Contraint is the key to creativity.

In theory, it sounds great to have infinite options at your fingertips to solve a problem. In reality, it's one of the most debilitating places to be.

By giving yourself boundaries, you also give yourself focus.

Action ✅

Where is a lack of constraint holding you back? Give yourself boundaries and watch your creativity start to work.

About the creator 👤

Igor Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century and a pivotal figure in modernist music.

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